amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

2008 GMT Initiative Community Awards

All projects listed below were supported by amfAR during the period October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008.

 

 

Africa

The Access Project 
Steave Nemande, M.D. 
Alternatives-Cameroun
Douala, Cameroon
$20,000
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Ivoire Plus
Alvaro Bermejo, M.D., D.T.M.&H., M.P.H.
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
For their work with Espace Confiance in Adidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
$21,000

Scaling Up MSM HIV/AIDS Intervention Project
Mac-Darling Cobbinah
Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights
Accra, Ghana
$10,000
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Sexual Minorities and Reproductive Health
Gift Trapence
Centre for the Development of People
Blantyre, Malawi
$20,000

Activities in the Access to Prevention and Treatment
Amadigué Togo
ARCAD/SIDA
Bamako, Mali
$20,000

Policy and Advocacy
Name withheld by request
Kampala, Uganda
$20,000

HIV/AIDS Services to MSM Members of a Local Community Group
Tini van Goor
Hivos, The Hague, Netherlands
For work with a community organization in Harare, Zimbabwe (name withheld by request)
$10,500

 

Asia-Pacific

Addressing Stigma and Discrimination Against MSM in Bangladesh
Paritosh Kumer Deb
Bandhu Social Welfare Society
Dhaka, Bangladesh
$15,000
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Civil Rights Support for Members of Kothi Communities in India
Vijay R. Nair
UDAAN Trust/National MSM HIV Policy Advocacy and Human Rights Task Force Mumbai, India/New Delhi, India
$40,000

HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Services Among MSM in West Timor
John D. Mangu
Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia Daerah Nusa Tenggara Timur
Kupang, Indonesia
$15,000

Care, Support Program for MSM/TG Living with HIV in Nepal
Suben Dhakal
Blue Diamond Society
Kathmandu, Nepal
$40,000
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Antidiscrimination and Gender Integration Training for Policy Makers and Implementers
Yaqi Guo
Beijing Gender Health Education Institute
Beijing, China
$15,000

Forging Stronger Leadership in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Among MSM
Ferdinand Buenviaje
TLF Sexuality, Health and Rights Educators Collective, Inc.
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
$15,000
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Pacific MSM Research Training Program
Ken Moala
Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (MSM)–Secretariat, Samoa AIDS Foundation
Apia, Samoa
$40,000

Heart Talk Support Groups in 12 Cities in China
Jack Beck
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$20,000

 

Caribbean

Bridging Individual Collective Health Action for the MSM Community
Caleb Orozco
United Belize Advocacy Movement
Belize City, Belize
$20,000

MSM Papiamentu Creole Outreach Curaçao
Suzanne Gomez
Fundashon Orguyo Kòrsou
Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
$12,990

MSM and HIV in Haiti 
Reginald Dupont
SEROvie
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
$49,888

Building MSM and GLBT Movements in the Caribbean
Joel Simpson
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
Kingston, Jamaica
$50,000

Strengthening Risk Reduction Capacity Among MSM in Jamaica
Marsha Grant
Jamaica AIDS Support for Life
Kingston, Jamaica
$20,000

From Crisis to Structural Change
Name withheld by request
Kingston, Jamaica
$20,000

Joint Regional IEC Response to HIV/AIDS in MSM Communities in the Caribbean
Kerwyn Jordan
MSM: No Political Agenda
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
$20,000

 

Greater Mekong Subregion

Transgender Health Issues in Southeast Asia
Name withheld by request
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
$20,000

Intervention, Prevention, Care, and Support
Carla Dartis
Tides Center, San Francisco, CA
For their work with a community organization in Mandalay, Myanmar (name withheld by request)
$21,000

Saving People Living With HIV/AIDS Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
Carla Dartis
Tides Center, San Francisco, CA
For their work with with a community organization in Yangon, Myanmar (name witheld by request)
$21,000

Self-monitoring for Safe Sexual Health (SMS): A Community-based Study Program
Surang Janyam
Service Workers in Group (SWING)
Bangkok, Thailand
$20,000

Health Services for MSM in Bangkok
Jintanat Ananworanich, M.D., Ph.D.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Bangkok, Thailand
$20,000

MSM Sexual Health Clinic at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic
Jintanat Ananworanich, M.D., Ph.D.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Bangkok, Thailand
$20,000

 

Latin America

Advocacy on New Regional Authorities in Argentina and Uruguay
Pablo Britez
Sociedad de Integración Gay Lésbica Argentina
Parque Chacabuco, Argentina
$39,656

Qualitative Research on the Vulnerability of MSM in Santa Cruz to HIV Infection
Dolly Sonia Antúnez
SEXSALUD
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
$40,000

TRANSfering Technology: Support for National Policies and Local Movements for the Transgender Population in Brazil
Lilia Rossi
Pact Institute/Associação Pact do Brasil
Washington, D.C.
$15,000

Characterizing the Vulnerability and Risk of HIV/AIDS and STIs for MSM and Their Sexual Health
Iris Hernández
ONG Centro Estudio de la Sexualidad
Santiago, Chile
$40,000

Intervention, Prevention and Testing for MSM in Puerto Vallarta
Francisco Arjona
Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
$15,000
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Increase Safe Sex Practices Amongst Gay, MSM, and Transgender Kuna Indians
Fernando Solis
Asociación Hombres y Mujeres Nuevos de Panamá
Panama, Panama
$14,980

Assessment of Social and Health Needs of Perú’s Transgender Population
Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, M.D., M.P.H.
Instituto de Estudios en Salud, Sexualidad y Desarrollo Humano
Lima, Perú
$14,960

Community-based Trans, Gay, and Bisexual HIV Prevention System
Rosario León
Investigaciones Médicas en Salud
Lima, Perú
$40,000
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MSM Initiative Awards to Collaborating Organizations

The Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness
Carla Dartis
Tides Center
San Francisco, CA 
$40,000

AIDS-Fondet
Laura Kirch Kirkegaard, M.Sc.
Copenhagen, Denmark
$35,000

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV—2008 Steering Committee Meeting
George Ayala, Psy.D.
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$18,850